Pug Pals!

Well, like I mentioned in a previous post, not only did we get to hang out with my family over Christmas, we also finally got the opportunity to meet up with another pug blogger and her family. Yep, we got to meet “Pugnacious P” herself – Payton!

After some initial meet-n-greet circle-n-sniff (by the pugs of course – the humans shook hands), Payton’s dad brought out a bag of dried apple treats, immediately gaining the undivided attention of the flat-faced two-some.

Even though the treat is out of the frame, its location is pretty obvious to gauge. Just follow the intense stares emanating from Sid and Payton. Sid had never eaten dried apples before but that didn’t stop him from immediately bowing down to the unknown-but-sure-to-be-tasty enigma (as he often does with anything in a bag).

Still, the treats were held captive by the humans. While Payton chose to do the aloof  “I don’t care about that stupid treat” reverse-psychology technique, Sid went even deeper down, into a Full Jimmy. This pug wanted one of those delicious dried apple treats – and he wanted it NOW.

And finally the treats started flowing!

Payton’s dad was lucky he didn’t lose a finger in the nosh-fest that followed.

Oh, and not only did Payton’s family bring treats, they also brought a present for Sid. Without even being told about it, he dug the wrapped present out of their tote bag and started tearing into it while we weren’t looking – c’mon, Sid, really? We need to work on those manners, dude.

While Sid paraded around the living room squalking his giant plush duck, we sat down with Payton and her parents, ate a little pizza and talked shop – pug shop. Among other interesting stories, we found out Payton’s name comes from running back Walter Payton of Chicago Bears (aka “Da Bearce”) fame. I’m not really a huge football fan, but I certainly was in 1985 and can recite the entire Superbowl Shuffle verbatim at the drop of a hat (don’t make me do it!).

After the pizza and pug-talk, we moved over to the living room for a shot of the whole gang.

 Thank you to Payton and her family for meeting up with us and for the gifts. We hope to hang with you guys again the next time we’re in Chicago!

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9 Responses to “Pug Pals!”

  1. avatar Meredith LeBlanc ૐ Says:


    We are deeply impressed with
    (1) Your jimmy skills, I mean come on! Clearly you’re a pro. No offense to Puglet’s jimmy ability, but you got skills dawg!
    (2) Your Sherlock Holmes-iness finding the present in Payton’s bag. Although we would have to agree, waiting would have been better manners.

    Meredith & Scarlet

  2. avatar Payton's Gampy Says:

    Sid, Meredith said it all. That second level Jimmy is Olympian Gold Medal stuff! To steal from a famous Chicagoan, Holy Cow!!

    My Grandpug and rents were thrilled to see you and your humans and very good things were said about your entire family. Thanks for being so hospital to the ones I love!


  3. avatar Payton's Gampy Says:

    “hospitable” not hospital! Jeesh!


  4. avatar Kitty+Coco Says:

    Payton is such a cool chick, you are lucky to meet her. Sigh. And that present was OBVIOUSLY for you, just screaming for you to find it. I say you earned it waiting for eternity on the treats. That was an award winning Jimmy if I have ever seen one.


  5. avatar Suki Says:

    That is so awesome that you got to meet Payton in the fur. Her parents are so nice. Sid, you have perfected the jimmy!


  6. avatar Eddie the Pug Says:

    Sooo jealous of the whole dang vacation! I weigh too much to fly in the cabin…guess I will just have to arrange road trips to visit my peeps! Loved the photos of the special holiday trip! And such great paw rents…all of them 🙂
    Snuffly disappointed hugs,
    Eddie the Pug

  7. avatar Urban Hounds Says:

    Looks like you had lots of fun

  8. avatar Payton Says:

    My rents keep talking about your limbo Jimmy, Sid! We were all so impressed. And I’m not sure they ever met a more food motivated pug than me…until you! And you aren’t on the meds that I am…even more impressive! It was so awesome to meet you and your lovely peeps! I hope we get the chance to hang out longer and soon! My mom has promised to post about our vacation as soon as the fog around her head lifts. I’m not holding my breath.
    PS. I noticed that you didn’t post the picture of our smooch! (Don’t worry, Miss Timothy, unfortunately it was only accidental.) But I do want those pictures for my memoirs…got to keep it spicy to pull in the readers! Hehee!

  9. avatar Suzy Says:

    Wow! That looks like an amazing visit, with treats, stuffed ducks & treats! I can’t wait for your next pug meet up with Payton xoxo

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